Prosciutto Wrapped “Cheese” Stuffed Zucchini Boats Recipe

Every day, I hear from at least one person that their kitchen is overflowing with zucchini.  It seems everyone’s crops are producing lots and lots of zucchini.  I recently found myself with the same problem. After making zoodles, zucchini fries, and a big ole block of zucchini cheese, I still had a few left over.  That’s when this Prosciutto Wrapped “Cheese” Stuffed Zucchini Boats Recipe was created.

Prosciutto Wrapped "Cheese" Stuffed Zucchini Boats Recipe by Paleo Cajun Lady
Prosciutto Wrapped “Cheese” Stuffed Zucchini Boats Recipe

Frankly, before I went all paleo and everything, I used to put cheese on just about everything.  I mean, I am part French after all.  That’s why I was so happy when I saw Hayley of I Eat Real Food‘s recipe for Zucchini Cheese in Paleo Magazine.  With a few tweaks, I was able to make it into a fantastic cheese substitute. It’s great melted over burgers, too!

These Prosciutto Wrapped “Cheese” Stuffed Zucchini Boats are bubbly and “cheesy”.  They bring together the flavors of ham and cheese, in a healthier version.  And, they’re completely AIP approved! Enjoy!

Prosciutto Wrapped “Cheese” Stuffed Zucchini Boats Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 65 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Serving Size: 1 zucchini boat

Prosciutto Wrapped “Cheese” Stuffed Zucchini Boats Recipe



  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Place zucchini halves on baking sheet lined with parchment paper, skin side down.
  3. Sprinkle with basil, oregano, thyme, and salt.
  4. Drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil over each zucchini half.
  5. Place baking sheet on middle rack of oven until cooke through, about 30 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  7. Once cool enough to touch, carefully scoop out flesh from each zucchini half, leaving a small border on skin.
  8. Place zucchini flesh into food processor or blender.
  9. Add lemon juice, garlic, nutritional yeast and remaining tablespoon of olive oil.
  10. Add additional salt, if needed.
  11. Process on high until creamy.
  12. Add gelatin and process on low for 30 seconds.
  13. Pour or spoon “cheese” mixture into hollowed out zucchini skins.
  14. Lay a slice of prosciutto over each zucchini half, tucking underneath.
  15. Place zucchini boats back onto baking sheet.
  16. Put in oven and cook until prosciutto is crispy, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  17. Remove from oven.
  18. Serve while hot and bubbly.

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As always, I wish you good health……….and, good food!

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Tara Perillo

Welcome all. I am Tara Perillo, herbalist, homeopath, yoga and fitness instructor, and healthy foodie . After successfully reaching remission of my lupus symptoms, through changes in my diet, exercise, and lifestyle, I wrote the ebook, Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide. I am also honored to have my paleo and AIP recipes featured in Paleo Magazine, Paleo Living Magazine, Shape Magazine Online, 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts, The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, and blogs by The Paleo Mom, Kris Kresser, Whole New Mom and many others. My focus is to help others become stronger in every facet of their lives. Join me to become stronger in health, mind, body, and spirit, together!

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2 Replies to “Prosciutto Wrapped “Cheese” Stuffed Zucchini Boats Recipe”

  1. Yum. I have everything inhouse to make this for lunch tomorrow. During the winter I make the cheese with cauliflower instead of zucchini and add some horseradish to it for a little kick. BTW, just received my copy of My Paleo Patisserie yesterday. Wow!!!. I’m going to make the Pate a Choux first and make some a buns for sandwiches. This book really creates a dilema for me. (lol).

    1. Hi Cookie, I love your idea of adding horseradish to cauliflower cheese! I’ll definitely have to try that one! I’m making the Pate a Choux tomorrow. The popovers were amazing! I love how versatile the recipes are. Have fun!

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